To my mind, if we do not get a handle on money in politics and the degree to which big money controls the political process in this country, nobody is going to bring about the changes that is needed in this country for the middle class and working families.
I’m dealing with a fucking global crisis! Right now, I’m trying to do my best to make sure that we don’t have an economic meltdown and that people don’t die. Is that enough for you to keep me busy for today?
Message to the billionaire class: You can’t have it all!
The devastation in Gaza is unconscionable. We must urge an immediate ceasefire. The killing of Palestinians and Israelis must end. We must also take a hard look at nearly $4 billion a year in military aid to Israel. It is illegal for U.S. aid to support human rights violations.
I am not supportive of large multi-national corporations that made billions a year in profit and don’t pay a nickel in taxes, nor am I supportive of those corporations who throw American workers out on the street and then move to China or Mexico.
In more than a decade of his right-wing rule in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has cultivated an increasingly intolerant and authoritarian type of racist nationalism.
How is it that there is always money for war but never enough money for the children, the sick, the hungry, and the poor?
No, we do not need a massive increase in the defense budget.
We are moving rapidly into an oligarchic form of society. We talk about how the economy is performing poorly for the working class, for the middle class, that’s true. But we should also recognize that the economy is doing extraordinarily well for the people on top…
You have a leader of that country [Saudi Arabia: Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud] who was involved in the murder of a Washington Post journalist. I don’t think that that type of government should be rewarded with a visit by the president of the United States.
We must stand in solidarity with those Palestinians and Israelis working to build a future of peaceful co-existence and not with those who would destroy it.
We’ve been dealing with Mr. Manchin for month after month after month. But if he doesn’t have the courage to do the right thing for the working families of West Virginia and America, let him vote no in front of the whole world.